Tableting Scaleup Calculator Available (Download for Free)

Linux opened up a whole new world---have been amazed by the variety of powerful software programs available for free download.  Of course, vendors often offer this option as a promotion, but one free trial download seemed particularly interesting or worth a second look:   Scale-Up Calculator Designed for the optimization and scale-up of tableting and granulation. Includes Tableting Calculator and Granulation End-Point Calculator, comprehensive help and references. A free 30-day trial version is available for download at www.mcc-online.com. Tableting Calculator ¢ Evaluate the minimum consolidation time (the maximum compaction speed) at which tablets of a satisfactory quality can be produced.  ¢ Calculate at what speed different production presses can offer the minimum satisfactory consolidation time, and what tablet output can be expected from different presses at that optimal speed. ¢ Compare Feeding, Consolidation, Dwell, Relaxation, Contact, Ejection and Total Tableting Times for various tablet presses ¢ Quantify the productivity of different presses at the same consolidation time (i.e. the same compaction speed) ¢ Calculate and compare consolidation time for different presses at the same productivity ¢ Calculate the Performance Efficiency Factors (Feeding, Consolidation, and Ejection Efficiency Numbers). Granulation End-Point Calculator ¢ Calculate Net Impeller Power (the target quantity for scale up) for various wet mass conditions (using density, viscosity, fill ratio, mixer speed, blade radius, or Newton (power), Froude or Reynolds dimensionless numbers. ¢ Recalculate Newton Power Number, given Net Impeller Power, impeller speed, blade radius, and wet mass density. ¢ Calculate wet mass viscosity, given Net Impeller Power, blade radius and impeller speed. ¢ Calculate Fill Ratio, given powder weight, granulating liquid density, and liquid and bowl volumes. For more information, visit mcconline.com.  -AMS